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Posted 2 years ago by Snizl for National Space Centre

Gumdrop Sunday

Gumdrop Sunday

By Snizl for National Space Centre

Gumdrop Sunday

Event Dates

2:00pm, Sun Mar 3rd
6:00pm, Sun Mar 3rd

About this Event

Join the National Space Centre for a countdown to launch of Apollo 9.

Apollo 9 was the first space test of the complete Apollo spacecraft. Commander James McDivitt, Command Module Pilot David Scott, and Lunar Module Pilot Rusty Schweickart, spent ten days in low Earth orbit testing several aspects critical to landing on the Moon.

The command module was labelled “Gumdrop” because of the Command Module’s shape, and because of the blue wrapping in which the craft arrived at Kennedy Space Center.

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EVENT START

2:00pm, Sun Mar 3rd

EVENT END

6:00pm, Sun Mar 3rd

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